SM SANTA FE – REAR TRAILING ARMS AND FRONT SUBFRAME CORROSION TREATMENT (CAMPAIGN 090)

IMPORTANT: DEALERS MUST PERFORM THIS CAMPAIGN ON ALL AFFECTED
VEHICLES WHENEVER AN AFFECTED VEHICLE IS IN THE SHOP
FOR ANY MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR.
IMPORTANT: WHEN A VEHICLE ARRIVES AT THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT,
ACCESS HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA’S “WARRANTY VEHICLE
INFORMATION” SCREEN VIA WEBDCS TO IDENTIFY OPEN
CAMPAIGNS.
DESCRIPTION
. Some 2001-2003 Santa Fe (SM) vehicles that are registered and operated in
“salt belt” states may exhibit corrosion damage to the rear trailing arms.
. Inspect the rear trailing arms for corrosion damage. Measure the thickness
of the rear trailing arm steel.
. If specified levels of corrosion damage have occurred, as described in
this bulletin, replace the rear trailing arms with new rear trailing arms that
incorporate additional holes in the upper and lower panels.
. If it is not possible to separate the rear lower control arms from the
trailing arms without damage, replace the rear lower control arms as well.
. If the rear trailing arms do not require replacement, add drainage holes
and treat the rear trailing arms with rust-proofing material.
. Inspect the front subframe for corrosion damage. As a precautionary
measure and to improve drainage from the subframe, add drainage holes and treat the
front subframe with rust-proofing material. If corrosion perforation is
found as described in this bulletin, replace the front subframe.
APPLICABLE VEHICLES – VERIFY THAT THE VEHICLE IS IDENTIFIED AS
AFFECTED BY THE CAMPAIGN VIA WEBDCS
. Model : 2001-2003 SANTA FE (SM)
. Applicable vehicle production date range : From Job#1 through January 27,
2003
. Area : Salt belt states as follows:
Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West
Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

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